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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for Niswonger Children’s Hospital

On Monday, June 10, the retailer kicked off its annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign, which runs until Sunday, July 7. As the regional affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Niswonger Children’s Hospital is the recipient of all local fundraising ... read more about Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Lindy White promoted to president of Ballad Health’s Northwest Market

Lindy White, chief executive officer of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations, has been selected to serve as president of the Northwest Market, which includes Ballad Health’s two Kingsport hospitals as well as hospitals in Hawkins, Hancock, Wise and Dickenson Counties, and the planned hospital in Lee County. ... read more about Lindy White promoted to president of Ballad Health’s Northwest Market.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Eastman Credit Union provides funding for a new regional mobile blood donation unit

To help Marsh Regional Blood Center keep up with the region's need for blood, Eastman Credit Union donated $295k for the purchase of a new mobile collection unit. ... read more about Eastman Credit Union provides funding for a new regional mobile blood donation unit.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Ballad Health unveils renovated Bristol Surgery Center, offering care for a variety of outpatient surgical needs

Bristol Surgery Center features four operating rooms and one minor procedure room, ample parking and comfortable waiting areas. Renovations also included new flooring, doors, ceilings, furniture and artwork, as well as upgrades to its HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.  ... read more about Ballad Health unveils renovated Bristol Surgery Center, offering care for a variety of outpatient surgical needs.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule

Today, a special time capsule – created by the hospital’s inaugural junior board of directors – was sealed and will be placed inside the hospital for the next 25 years. The junior board is comprised of students from Unicoi County Middle School. Its members range from sixth through eighth grade ... read more about Inaugural Unicoi County Hospital junior board of directors helps community tell stories through time capsule.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration

Ballad Health has facilitated what may be the nation’s largest Accountable Care Community ACC, spanning two states. The ACC reflects involvement from more than 200 local community organizations, churches, businesses and not-for-profits ... read more about Ballad Health reports nine-month results: Strong financial performance, capital investment and major regional collaboration .

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ballad Health investing $10 million in pay increases for key frontline nursing team positions

Our nurses and those who work with them in the provision of direct patient care are heroes. Each of us does important work, and that, no doubt, is an important fact. Our amazing nurses would be the first to say they could not do their work without all the people who make a hospital or health care facility operate. ... read more about Ballad Health investing $10 million in pay increases for key frontline nursing team positions.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser scheduled for May 18

Kick up your heels for a night of boot-scootin’, barbecue and bidding at Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Woodbrook Farms in Abingdon. Tickets are $75 per person. ... read more about Boots & Bow Ties fundraiser scheduled for May 18.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jack Simpson named new president of Ballad Health Foundation

Simpson comes to the foundation from Milligan College, where he served most recently as vice president for institutional advancement and previously as the director of the college’s major gifts program. He’s been with Milligan since 1999. ... read more about Jack Simpson named new president of Ballad Health Foundation.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ballad Health Medical Associates opens new family medicine practice at Unicoi County Hospital, bringing more primary care resources to the region

Unicoi County Hospital is expanding its services by opening a new family medicine practice. The clinic, part of Ballad Health Medical Associates, brings more primary care resources to the community. It will be located inside the hospital in office space designated for primacy care when the facility was built. ... read more about Ballad Health Medical Associates opens new family medicine practice at Unicoi County Hospital, bringing more primary care resources to the region.

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